Bringing the Text to Life
Not long ago, I found myself stuck on a Saturday afternoon in a large electronics store. The store was thick with shoppers and salespeople seemed non-existent. I was there not as a curious browser or a casual shopper; I knew precisely what I wanted, knew precisely where the item was located in the store, and knew precisely that even on a good day it would take me an hour to get out of the store!
I found the software I was looking for and incredibly bumped into a salesperson at a little kiosk in the middle of an aisle near Cell Phones/Fax Machines. He asked me if I had found what I needed. I said that I had. He wrote down a few numbers; I gave him a credit card and signed the receipt. He handed my purchase to me, and said, "Okay, you're good to go."
I stared nonplused. "You mean I don't need to stop at the front cashier?"
He smiled. "No, you're good to go." He meant that I could shoulder through the crowds and slip through the door. I could leave with my small purchase and bypass...